Thursday, 12 April 2012

The Daily Teaser — 12-04-2012

Right … 

There we go: hopefully I’ve managed to get the placing of photos right.

Right … ?

Let’s say got the photo placed as per usual for Nik Nak’s Old Peculiar.

I’ve got to admit, I think I’m getting used to the new Blogger interface.

And starting to see the use in it.

Hopefully … ?

Hopefully, I’ll be able to have a few more variations n a theme.

Let’s get moving on, shall we … ?

Yes, let’s … 


Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with mentioning the hideous possibility of Vogon poetryº, also bagging 5 out of 6*.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?   Here they are, along with the ‘How To’, License and video
Q1) 12th April, 1877, saw the UK annex which South African province … ?
Q2) 12th April, 1877, also saw the first recorded use of a protective mask: in which sport … ?
Q3) 12th April, 1606, saw Great Britain adopt the Union Flag, sponsored by the joint monarch of England and Scotland: who was he … ?
Q4) More to the point, name either of the Saints crosses that made up that version of the flag.
Q5) 12th April, 1961, saw the Soviet Union put the first man in space: who was he … ?
Q6) And finally … 12th April, 1934, saw the strongest gust of wind, then recorded: on which US mountain … ?

And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 11th April, 1868, saw the formal end of the Japanese Shogunate: who was the last Shogun … ?   
Q2) More to the point what does Shogun translate into English as: Regent, General or King … ?   
A2) General.   (Although, apparently, the complete term — 征夷大将軍, or sei-i taishõgun — means “Great General Who Subdues Barbarians”.)
Q3) 11th April, 1976, saw the creation of the Apple 1: who was that computer’s designer … ?   
A3) Steve Wozniak.   (Who still technically owns the design: and has authorized the Replica 1.)
Q4) 11th April, 1945, saw US forces liberate where … ?   
A4) Buchenwald Concentration Camp.
Q5) 11th April, 1689, saw William 3rd take the throne of England and Scotland: who was his co-ruler … ?   
A5) His English wife, Mary 2nd.
Q6) And finally … 11th April, 1979, saw the deposing of Ugandan dictator, Idi Amin: who played Amin in the 1977 film, Raid on Entebbe … ?   
A6) Yaphet Kotto.

Enjoy those, everyone: as it’s the late Tiny Tim’s birthday, I’ll leave you with this …

*        Although I will admit, you did get me double checking that first answer, Debbi, just so I can make sure of my research… !

º        Actually, there’s a couple of options, there, Debbi: the first is obviously finding a Deep Space Nine-style wormhole to escape through.   The other is to let BBC Breakfast’s business correspondent, Steph McGovern, give a repeat of her noted lecture on the Celtic Tiger economies …

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Wow. Just wow. :)

Tiny Tim. Awesome.

Now that I think of it, it seems Pee Wee Herman and Weird Al Yankovic owe him a big debt of gratitude.

1. Transvaal
2. baseball
3. King James VI of Scotland, aka James I of England
4. Saints Andrew, George and Patrick
5. Yuri Gagarin
6. Mount Washington